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The ElectraLite Be in the Loop


with GoGoGeo Challenge W


ant to be in the loop? Take the GoGoGeo Challenge


and discover the potential savings that are available by retrofitting your home with state-of-the-art ground source heat pump technology. For just a few moments of your time, this survey will show you the projected energy savings, tax incentives and environmental ben- efits of geothermal technology.


The GoGoGeo Challenge is a unique educational opportunity and sweepstakes created by Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives, and spon- sored by Bosch, ClimateMaster, and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association. The 2014 Challenge will be conducted between Feb. 1 and Nov. 21, 2014 with a goal of providing geothermal technology information to a wide range of audiences.


Entering is simple. Go to the Chal- lenge website: www.gogogeochallenge. com and view the Calendar of Events to find where program representatives will be available, such as county and state fairs and cooperative annual meetings. Also, check with your local Touchstone Energy Cooperative, as they too can tell you the nearest location to take the Challenge.


When taking the challenge, a repre- sentative will enter information into a software program designed to estimate the possible savings of retrofitting your home with geothermal technology. A brief savings summary, in addition to any tax credits and other incentives of- fered by each respective electric coop- erative, will then be provided.


By taking the GoGoGeo Challenge, you are registered to win some great prizes, such as one of three Kawasaki utility or all-terrain vehicles that are the grand prizes, courtesy of the House of


Kawasaki. Additional prizes, including Yukon Cooler/Lockers and Visa Gift Cards, will be given away regionally throughout the sweepstakes period. The three grand prizes will be awarded in December 2014, while the other prizes will be given away at various regional events during the year. Check the web- site to learn more about which venues will have specific prize drawings.


So, go ahead – get in the loop – the geothermal loop. And, take the GoGo- Geo Challenge.


CEOs Converse about Consolidation Continued from page 1..


this effort. We believe the membership is going to see no overall rate increase.” The fact that there will not be an overall rate increase is surely something to make members of both cooperatives cheer, not to mention the fact that both cooperatives are financially sound. And the direction the new cooperative is head- ed is one filled with strong leadership from both the managers and the boards of trustees, however, there will be one man who will take the reins if the consolida- tion is passed by both memberships. “I can’t imagine this new organi- zation being led by anyone other than David Swank,” Hand said. Hand has worked for electric cooperatives for nearly 43 years and is looking toward the next chapter of his life, which will always involve supporting the electric cooperative program.


Hand added that his confidence in


Swank’s leadership is what makes him comfortable with the consolidation pro- cess, while Swank mentioned that Hand will be heavily involved in the construc- tion of the new organization. The respect both co-op managers have for one another is evident as they


openly embrace the opportunities they see with the consolidation. They continue to echo the sentiment that the members’ best interests have been kept in mind during the entire process, and that the membership 903154600 will ultimately make the final decision.


Hand and Swank visit candidly about the consolidation and answer questions on several things from leadership and employees to rates and having two gen- eration and transmission cooperatives. To watch the entire interview, visit


the Videos page on BuildingOurEner- gyFutureTogether.com, and continue to watch your newsletter and website for more information about the potential consolidation.


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If you find your account number hidden in this issue of The Electralite, you could win $25.


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March 2014


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